GBV cases becoming rampant – Banda
Mporokoso , June 12th, 2014, ZANIS —- Government says cases of gender based violence are currently rampant because of the high poverty
levels among women and girl children in the country.
Gender and Child Development Deputy Minister Esther Banda says women and girl children needed special attention and protection
against all forms of abuse.
Ms. Banda said cases of defilement and early marriages were on the rise especially in villages in many rural places in the country because of
the vulnerability of women and girls.
She called on parents to prioritize the education of their children to fight poverty.
ZANIS reports that the Gender Deputy minister said this during a meeting she held with women in She preached against early marriages, defilement and all forms of Mporokoso District, today.
Ms. Banda said being familiar with Mporokoso District , she was interested in seeing that the development of the area took center stage.
On the performance of Women’s club in the district, Ms. Banda advised women to unite and develop a common purpose to achieve their
Among the Women’s clubs she visited included Kaseluka, Kambobe, Chalengama, Kasongole and Sunga Umwana.
Ms. Banda called on the club members to work hard in order to propel their clubs to higher heights and break the poverty barrier.
The Women’s Club visited are involved in piggery, goat rearing, vegetable growing and farming.
She called on pre-schools heads and teachers to take the early education of children under their charge seriously.